Moderate and Severe Disabilities: A Foundational Approach

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This book provides a foundation for students, teachers, families, and service providers who work with persons with moderate and severe disabilities.  The book reviews classic articles that provide a foundation for best practices, describes the evolution of practices over time, and demonstrates how best practices are built on a strong research base.  Activities and performance-based assessments throughout the text allow the reader to demonstrate understanding of key concepts, appropriate programming, and issues that affect the lives of persons with moderate and severe disabilities.  Topics covered in the book include inclusive practices in the school and community, curricular and functional assessment, the relationship of functional skills to general education core content, systematic instruction, longitudinal transition, self-determination, and basic human rights.

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Moderate and Severe Disabilities: A Foundational Approach

Belva C. Collins

 

By providing a strong foundation for building sound critical-thinking skills based on classic and current empirical-based research, Moderate and Severe Disabilities: A Foundational Approach provides an overview of the best practices for working with persons who have moderate and severe disabilities.

 

This comprehensive book encourages readers to develop their own appreciation for individuals who are the most vulnerable because of their disabilities and demonstrates how to effectively collaborate with educators, families, and professionals in a variety of settings.  Performance-Based Assessment Activities present readers with hypothetical situations to help them develop their philosophy for working with persons with moderate to severe disabilities.  Best Practices reinforce the complex issues affecting these individuals' lives.

 

This timely book also includes:

      • An overview of moderate and severe disabilities
      • Appropriate practices for working with persons with low-incidence disabilities, including ethical guidelines for professionals who partner with these diverse individuals.

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